HyperDic: preoccupy

English > 2 senses of the word preoccupy:
VERBemotionpreoccupyengage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively
possessionpreoccupyoccupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance
preoccupy > pronunciation
Soundspriyaa'kyahpay.
Rhymesmagpie ... spy: 7 rhymes with pay...
English > preoccupy: 2 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningEngage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Narrowerhaunt, obsess, ghosthaunt like a ghost / ghost
prepossessCause to be preoccupied
Broadercontrol, commandExercise authoritative control or power over
Spanishinquietar, preocupar
Catalanamoïnar, encaparrar, preocupar
Nounspreoccupation, preoccupancythe mental state of being preoccupied by something
preoccupationan idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
English > preoccupy: 2 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningOccupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderassume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogateseize and take control without authority and possibly with force
Nounspreoccupationthe act of taking occupancy before someone else does

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